Sunday, April 20, 2008

Comment Elsewhere: Corporate Death Penalty

In response to Elle, phd's discussion of the use and abandonment of illegal immigrant workers I wrote:
I'm a believer in the death penalty -- for corporations. In a case like this, the operations and assets of the corporation should be seized and liquidated (except for brand names, which should be abandoned forever to the dustheap of history), and the operating officers of the company (at least three or four levels down the chain of command) barred from working in the same industry for a period of no less than five years (more, if it's warranted).

It's the only way to get their attention.

P.S. We had a lovely short seder, with chicken soup and matzoballs, old-fashioned charoseth and lots of nice energy. Tonight I make the traditional "Soup-Chicken Gumbo" with Passover Puffs. We blew through a dozen eggs yesterday, and if I do any dessert baking, we'll easily do the same today. Happy Pesach, y'all!


Anonymous said...

Happy Passover!

I had to look up what charoseth is, and found recipes for several different kinds. Do you use apples in yours? It sounds delicious.

Ahistoricality said...

The most basic recipe, which is what I use, is apples, walnuts and sweet kosher wine: one apple, half a cup of nuts, and wine to texture/taste. As far as I'm concerned, anything else is vanity! (not really, but I've had some seriously complicated versions that, for all their culinary merit, failed to do more for the seder experience than the traditional "mortar." It's easy to overthink these things.)

It was a hit this year: the Little Anachronism made most of dinner out of it.

Anonymous said...

We count corporations as individuals, right? There's no reason they should be exempt from the gallows if the rest of us aren't.

PS, great blog!